Research and Development Health News

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5/19/2008
U.S. Turns Spotlight on Medicine's Most Puzzling Cases

Undiagnosed Diseases Program seeks to advance knowledge of mysterious conditions

5/19/2008
Blood Test for Early Lung Cancer Shows Promise

It had 87% accuracy rate in spotting tumors, scientists said

5/18/2008
Replacement Bladder Grown From Body's Own Cells

'Neo-organ' from intestinal tissue could offer therapy option for cancer patients

5/16/2008
Vitamin D Use Linked to Lower Mortality in Kidney Patients

Study finds chronic disease sufferers gain benefit from calcitriol, an oral form

5/16/2008
Study Details Look at Immune Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Findings may help efforts to develop new ways to treat the disease

5/16/2008
New Therapy Kills Human Leukemia Cells in Mice

Technique expands natural killer cells in cord blood more than 30-fold

5/16/2008
Blood Test Helps Docs Assess Breast Cancer Treatment

New tool could allow physicians to determine much sooner if therapy is working

5/15/2008
Embryonic Pathways Induce Stem Cell Traits

Regenerative ability holds promise for development of target-specific cancer drugs

5/15/2008
Lowering Dietary Fat May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Findings in mouse model hint of new treatment strategies for the disease

5/14/2008
Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function

Study finds pressure readings rise, urges broader public action to curb effects

5/13/2008
DNA Fingerprinting Could ID Viable Embryos

Finding may lead to improved pregnancy rates for in vitro patients, fewer multiple pregnancies

5/12/2008
Decoding Muscle Stem Cell Development

Nutrient restriction triggers pathway involved with life span, study finds

5/9/2008
Fighting a Fungus That Thrives on Tomatoes

Scientists find disease-resistant gene wards off fusarium wilt on leaves

5/9/2008
Flavonoids May Help Treat Alzheimer's

Compounds found in fruits and vegetables reduced brain plaques in mouse experiments

5/9/2008
Steno 'Superbug' Genome Shows Extreme Drug Resistance

Blood poisoner has claimed the lives of 30% of infected patients in U.K., researchers say

5/8/2008
Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death

Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies

5/8/2008
Fairness Is a Hard-Wired Emotion

It's governed by a region of the brain that responds to equality, study suggests

5/8/2008
Secret to Treating Tinnitus in Vets May Be Unlocked in Zebrafish

Researcher trying different drugs to ease condition in water creature

5/7/2008
Gene Variation Linked to Neuroblastoma, a Childhood Cancer

The variant is common in the aggressive form of the disease, researchers report

5/7/2008
Researchers Publish Genome Sequence for Duck-Billed Platypus

One of the few mammals that lays eggs offers clues to evolution of all mammalian genes

5/5/2008
Protein May Trigger Colon Cancer

Excessive levels turn harmless polyps cancerous, study shows

5/2/2008
New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth

Blocking blood vessel formation has already worked against breast, colon cancers

5/2/2008
Less Money Means More Hurting

Survey links chronic pain to income status

5/1/2008
Ranibizumab Injections Reduce Retinal Swelling

Macular edema patients had doubling of vision angle, researcher says

5/1/2008
Complications Found in Proposed Prostate Cancer Treatment

Efforts to hinder a protein called IGF-1 not entirely successful, studies find

4/30/2008
Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies

Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats

4/30/2008
Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells

4/30/2008
Experimental Drug Eases Symptoms of Mild Alzheimer's

Tarenflurbil lessened decline in functional ability, British study concludes

4/29/2008
International Consortium Will Hunt Down Genetics of Cancer

Genomic data will be made available for free to researchers around the world

4/29/2008
Genes Linked to Osteoporosis Identified

Could be potential targets for new treatments, two studies suggest

4/28/2008
Brain Tumor Biomarker May Improve Patient Outcomes

Measuring elevated levels of urine enzyme could lead to earlier detection, treatment

4/28/2008
Eye Cell Implants Improve Parkinson's Symptoms

Small study found measurable gains in those with moderate to severe disease

4/25/2008
Immune-Boosting Lung Cancer Therapy Shows Promise

It cut relapse after surgery to same extent as chemo but without side effects

4/25/2008
Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered

Two studies find connection between measles, HPV and most common lung cancer

4/24/2008
Collagen Samples of Tyrannosaurus Rex Link Dinosaur to Birds

First time molecular data has solidified the evolutionary connection, researchers say

4/24/2008
Study Details New Molecular Approach to Preventing Alzheimer's

The concept calls for targeting an enzyme within brain cells

4/24/2008
Money, Praise Similarly Activate Brain's Reward Center

Imaging shows striatum lights up, offering neural explanation for everyday behaviors

4/24/2008
Social Status Plays Role in Brain's Control of Health

Imaging shows where you are in pecking order affects performance, motivation

4/24/2008
Stored Ovarian Tissue Needs Testing Before Re-Implantation

Inadequate safeguards could mean a return of cancer, study warns

4/23/2008
Enzyme Beneficial to Alzheimer's Plays Darker Role in Other Dementia

Finding could mean changing animal models used for future research

4/23/2008
Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis

Experiments in mice could lead to better diagnosis and treatment, experts say

4/23/2008
Scientists Discover How Stomach Tumors Form

Blocking IL-11 protein prevents inflammation, hints of new treatments for disease

4/23/2008
Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells

When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report

4/23/2008
Scan Detects Oxygen Levels in Tumors

Technology could one day guide individualized therapy for cancer patients

4/21/2008
Treatment Bias Can Skew Results of Observational Studies

Researchers suggest cancer studies like this should be viewed with caution

4/17/2008
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise

Analysis of early study found cognitive function improved in patients

4/17/2008
Mature Mouse Cells Reprogrammed to Stem Cell-Like State

Work could lead to better understanding of autoimmune diseases, researchers say

4/17/2008
Prozac Makes Old Brain Cells Young

Research may explain antidepressants' effectiveness

4/17/2008
Mice Can Sense Oxygen Through Their Skin

Finding hints of new treatments for anemia, other diseases that affect red blood cells

4/16/2008
Patient-Controlled Health Records Could Change Future of Research

Used wisely, they may spur discoveries, but some warn privacy needs regulation